The Department of Nutrition will host its 31st Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in the Campus Center Auditorium. This year, the department welcomes internationally renowned nutritionist and bestselling author T. Colin Campbell to deliver the keynote lecture "The Science of Nutrition, After Some Upgrading, Needs Serious Attention."
In two recent studies, Associate Professor of Nutrition Zhenhua Liu investigates whether high doses of vitamin D can be used as an effective dietary strategy to prevent obesity-related colorectal cancer.
Nutrition alumna Hillary Wright ’84 was a recent guest on The Media Narrative, a podcast created and hosted by UMass Amherst journalism alumnus Rob Hochschild ‘86.
MPH Nutrition student Sarah Ferguson was recently awarded the 2018 Colonel Frances G. Ballentine Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) will hold its 2019 Senior Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019, from 1:30-3:00 pm in the Mullins Center.
Nancy Cohen, professor of nutrition and senior planning officer in the Chancellor’s Office, has been appointed interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), effective Jan. 6. She will replace Marjorie Aelion, who has accepted a position as the university’s associate vice chancellor for Research and Engagement.
Elena Carbone, Associate Professor of Nutrition, has assumed the position of Chair of the Department. Prior to her appointment, she served as the department’s Graduate Program Director from 2007-2018.
Associate Professor of Nutrition Elena Carbone has been selected to join the Standing Committee on Policy and Advocacy of the International Health Literacy Association (IHLA). Founded in 2016, the IHLA is a non-profit, member-based association dedicated to the professional development of its members and the health literacy field.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has awarded seventeen Dean’s PhD Summer Fellowships for summer 2018. The $7000 awards will provide support for PhD students in excellent standing to pursue their research and complete their dissertations during the summer months.
A new video produced by the UMass Amherst Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment highlights the breast cancer research of Kathleen Arcaro, veterinary and animal sciences, in collaboration with Professor of Epidemiology Susan Sturgeon and Assistant Professor of Nutrition Lindiwe Sibeko.
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